2013 Husqvarna 650 Terra

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by grunkster, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. kjackbrown

    kjackbrown Been here awhile

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    Yeah, looks recessed enough.
  2. AltRoute

    AltRoute AltRoute

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    another thing to remvove when you change the oil :rofl

    might want to put a self sealing quick connect fuel lines so you can just leave the line there
  3. William42

    William42 Long timer

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    Very happy with the rack. It fit and seems strong enough.

    Excellent customer service from TCI
  4. 27rich

    27rich roughing it :)

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    well just put down a deposit for the Terra, non available in SA or Husqvarna Australia, so now have to wait the two weeks for delivery from a bike shop interstate.

    Quirky, what colour safari tank are you getting and can you post pics
  5. Quirky

    Quirky Been here awhile

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    "Translucent" would be the colour. I figure no fuel gauge so may as well see the damn fuel level. Can post pics when I get the tank.

    Lots of little jobs ahead setting this little workhorse up.

    When you get yours, check the clutch cable out it rubs on the sharp edges of the radiator and on the stupid guide. I used some clear 1/2" hose as another sheath and then also used "P" clamp that snugs the clear hose just enough, instead of the stupid guide.

    Cheers:freaky
  6. 27rich

    27rich roughing it :)

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    thanks for the heads up, yeah I just found a pic of the white tank and it looks good, better than the red (my opinion), would be good to see what the black one looks like on the bike.
  7. TORKS

    TORKS Been here awhile

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    I got the Denali rack from TCI. Very nice.[​IMG]

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  8. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    I forgot to snap a pic, but I rode to work yesterday with a fully loaded ALICE pack strapped on my TCI rack. Ok, maybe not fully loaded, but it tipped the scales at the 55lb minimum for the day.

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  9. cbxtc6

    cbxtc6 On my Way...

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    November riding - take it when you can!
  10. TORKS

    TORKS Been here awhile

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    Yea we have had some great weather for riding in the hillbilly state this November.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  11. JCR17

    JCR17 n00b

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    Anyone using a power commander on their Terra? if so, how do you like it?
  12. krussell

    krussell Been here awhile

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  13. RuggedExposure

    RuggedExposure Now with more rugged

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    Playing around, testing the conditions before I do my hour commute to work. Haven't ridden the Terra in the snow yet.
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  14. Chuffa

    Chuffa TR650 Terra

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    I made a cheap & easy tool tube for my Terra. One of the benefits of the single GPR exhaust.

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    It aint too pretty, but it works.
  15. TORKS

    TORKS Been here awhile

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    Good work. I like the seat cover.

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  16. Rayzor61

    Rayzor61 Been here awhile

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    Its been a couple of weeks since the event but I had a great experience at PineBarrons 300 in the Wharton State forsest in mid November.

    My Stada is all stock but set up with a Garmin GPS and of course, Heidenau Scout 60 tires. It was condidered an Adventure run but more like an enduro event without times. The event was held over two days over a total of 310 miles. The terain was 50% off road, 30% on-road, and 20% trails. There was a lot of sand and slippery mud surfaces. It rained in the morning but that kept the dust down. I'd say the conditions were perfect. During the two days, I had several opportunities to go head to head with other brands in an all-out off road race. The better riders were equiped with KTM 950's and 990's with agressive tires. A bunch of the guys hadthe GS 800's and 1200's. Also, there was a ton of DRZ400's and only a couple of Husky TE's. Nobody knew what the hell I was riding with the low fender and lack of graphics.

    There was one rider who was a little Italian fellow who dared to roost me at one point. Roost equals challange me.... So I caught up to roost him back. We raced for about 10 miles, each of us takng the lead on these narrow one and two track sandy lanes. I cant even talk about the speeds. All I knew is this guy could ride that 950 Super Enduro like Ricky Carmichael. The Stada was a beast in 3rd gear and ocassionally hitting 4th. Bottom line is I beat the ball bag off this guy during the final stretch. We finally got to our next turning point where we all gathered to bullshit for a few minutes before riding on.

    The crowd of people that gathered around to see what the hell I was riding all seemed to be in shock that I cleaned the pipes of this massive V-Twin animal bike. All I could say was that the Husky is a keeper for me and its not always displacement that wins, it the rider that knows how to use what he has.

    I love this bike. I think after I clean it, Im going to give it a gift. I will finally mount the Terra high fender I bought when I got the Strada. It turns out to be the best dual sport bike I ever owned. Enough power for the highway but light enough for the trail. You can't beat this deal. Someday it will be a rare collectors bike and I'm still going to own it. Your listening to a guy thats owned over 120 bikes in my 38 years of riding and racing.......... 310 miles of torture and not 1 single problem other then a little front tire air loss from smashing berms....
  17. WERA456

    WERA456 Been here awhile

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  18. Quirky

    Quirky Been here awhile

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    :wink: Hmmm... what have we got here?
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    Translucent Safari Tanks.

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    They be huge. Poor little bike......:evil

    Here's a bag of all the bits.
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    Less parts than I imagined.

    First step- pull plastic trims
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    Seems like 50 damn screws, but simple really.

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    Tip- Remove the all the encapsulated nuts shown above from the frame for safe keeping, (except maybe from memory :norton 2 at the front of the tank filler panel) not mentioned in the instructions. :deal

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    Squeeze in cross bar threaded bushing into the hole from between the engine and frame. Nice and snug. It's best to keep the roll pin centered to the bottom, this locates the cross bar.


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    Cross bar fitted with loctite on thread, but do not tighten up yet!


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    Mount the Tap Block, this is easy so far. Note- ended up tilting this block upwards to avoid hose kinking on spocket cover and shortened the fuel line to the main tank to avoid the chain rubbing the hose.
  19. Quirky

    Quirky Been here awhile

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    Now the nerve wracking bit. Drilling the Tank. :eek1
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    A 1/8 pilot drill bit measured at 15mm and 20mm from rear corner of the tank as per intructions. DO NOT DRILL MORE THAN 20mm INSIDE TANK!!!!




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    No one light a match!

    Now drill that out with a 1/2" bit. THE WORST BIT- I used a really new drill bit and it wanted to really pull in hard and fast. (DO NOT DRILL DEEPER THAN 20mm for fear of fuel pump damage.) We got it done, but it could easy go a bit wrong IMO. Just take your time and be careful.
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    Simply push in the rubber grommet (on its own) and I used some molykote "o"ring grease to help, it fits real nice. Then push the fitting into that.

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    IMO it doesn't protrude too far out and seems secure enough.

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    This bit for me, wasn't per intructions. Small issue only.
    Remove subframe bolts. (M8's I think)
    They mention to remove the washers from these bolts to place under their machined adaptor. Well my washers were not coming off the bolts, so I had to find some. This also means that the bolts won't fit in the recessed cap for the tank mount, so I also had to find 2- M8 x 15mm (I think) dome head bolts. Had some spares, so all worked out well.:clap

    RINSE TANKS WITH PETROL PRIOR TO FITTING!

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    Well the rest is pretty simple. An extra pair of hands could be handy for lining up screw holes, just a little squeezing and shoving needed but I did manage it on my own. Tighten all the bolts. Lay out fuel lines, cut to length if required.

    Wow! Going to be a fat little piggy!

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    32 litres of fuel capacity now!:clap:clap:clap

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    EDIT!

    We have a problem, LHS tank has an interference issue!

    Also- The offending tab after being bent down on the LHS. It barely marked the tank but it was pushing real hard against it. Not everyone will like this, however it will do me. Maybe Safari Tanks will rectify. :dunno
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  20. betitou

    betitou Thumperized!

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    Wow! Pretty good job!
    Thanks for sharing and enjoy the adventure!